Soups warm your heart as well as your stomach. Their savory liquid gives us a sense of comfort, a moment of contentment. A former Maine caterer and author of Fresh Maine Salads
, Cynthia Simonds answers questions such as, How do you simmer a sumptuous stock? What are the essential ingredients for creamy chowder? How do you build layers of flavor in a stew?
No matter whether you're tempted to try an old favorite such as Maine Lobster Stew or one of Simonds's trademark innovative recipes — Herb Roasted Sugar Pumpkin Soup with ChA¨vre, for example — it's best and better for you when it's made with the freshest ingredients from local producers.
Besides being a cookbook author, CYNTHIA SIMONDS is a marketing consultant, caterer, and designer of custom-made church vestments. She lives in Newcastle, Maine.
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